The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will soon have a law school named in his honor. George Mason University's Board of Visitors approved Thursday for the law school to be renamed as The Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University. The name change still requires approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; if the agency gives its blessing, a name change ceremony is expected this fall.
Before Scalia's unexpected death in February, he had been a guest lecturer at the university, and he also spoke at the law school building's dedication in 1999. "It is a tribute altogether fitting that George Mason University's law school will bear his name," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said. "May the funds for scholarships, faculty growth, and curricular development aid the Antonin Scalia School of Law to achieve the excellence characteristic of Justice Scalia, grand master in life and law." Becca Stanek